The tentative agreement includes improvements to healthcare along with substantial wage increases.
The proposed deal “recognizes the hard work and commitment of our more than 600 bus drivers and maintenance workers at Fairfax Connector,” said ATU president John Costa.
“I am proud of these workers and the solidarity, resolve and unity that they have shown during their December strike and the last few months, which was critical to securing the fair and just contract that they deserve.”
Today’s labor calendar is jam-packed with great events. The American Prospect will host a discussion and lunch today on democratic socialism starting at 12 noon, and then tune in here on WPFW at 5pm today for a special Labor [email protected] with Tom Breiding, whose songs touch on mine disasters and the plight of immigrants.
And at 7 tonight the NoVA Labor/Coalition to Repeal Right to Work host author and television commentator KRYSTAL BALL at the Shirlington Busboys & Poets.
For complete details -- and to RSVP -- go to dclabor.org and click on Calendar.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 1987, labor organizer and civil rights activist Edgar Daniel Nixon died. While working as a Pullman porter, Nixon organized the Montgomery local of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and served as its president for many years. He was a key organizer of the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955 and co-founder of the Montgomery Improvement Association.
Today’s labor quote is by Edgar Daniel Nixon
Referring to King’s handling of his arrest in Montgomery on September 3, 1958, Nixon applauded King, saying “Because of your courage in face of known danger I want to commend you for your stand for the people of color all over the world, and [especially] the people in Montgomery. Your action took the fear out of the Negroes and made the white man see himself as he is.”
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